Too funny to not tell you...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wrldlygrrl, May 30, 2011.

  1. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cross beak easter egger and the other chickens are constantly trying to remove the odd thing they see on her beak-that being her lower beak...it is so hilarious when she tries to peck back at them. She puts up with it for a while, as it cleans stuff off her beak that she cannot get off...
    This bird is fiercely independent and not growing as fast as the other chicks, so I make her a mash daily with chick starter and oats and yogurt and put her in her special place (formerly known as time out) and give her a bowlful of that mush and she goes to town without the other chooks bothering her---now she's gaining weight!
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    Gotta love that face!
     
  2. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO sweet,thanks for sharing.
    Toni
     
  3. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful you are taking care of a special chicken! She has very pretty colors and eyes! [​IMG]
     
  4. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww.....I have a little cross-beak olive egger hen that I need to start doing that with. She is such a little trooper.
     
  5. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her lower beak has actually taken a turn for the worse since that photo was taken...i actually hand feed her treats, since she cannot pick anything up. She can, however, scoop...
     
  6. Spud Chicken

    Spud Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are a very patient person. I'm sure that chick appreciates all that you do. [​IMG]
     
  7. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thought of culling her just gives me the creeps!
     
  8. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know the specifics of when you can trim a beak, but I know I've read on here about it before. I have a friend whose chicken could not eat right and wasn't laying due to her crossed beak. She took him to an Ag professor and he trimmed her beak and now she can eat and has started laying eggs. They didnt' think she would because of not being able to eat properly when she was growing.

    I would do a search for beak trimming or maybe post a picture of her in the "emergency" section if it seems like she's not able to eat, hopefully someone with more experience might have some advice on whether trimming her beak would help her to eat better on her own.
     
  9. wrldlygrrl

    wrldlygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take a new picture of her...that lower beak is WAY off now!
     
  10. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    I know we have a state poultry vet here in Delaware for the Ag department that takes issues like this. Check to see if you have a state vet in GA and if they will look at your birdie. Gppd Luck
     

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